MEW Article on Designing For and Using O Rings
|Alan Johnson 7||21/10/2020 11:21:36|
|94 forum posts|
I have read - some time ago - an article in MEW, or was it ME! Thearticle was about Using O rings, and designing for their use.
I have used the on-line search engines, and looked at the MEW published indexes, and I can't find it!
Would anyone know where it was published?
Thanks in advance.
|Les Jones 1||21/10/2020 11:38:02|
|2171 forum posts|
There was an article in issue 156 (Autumn 2009) of MEW on page 15 about using "O" rings. I don't know if that is the one you are looking for.
|Clive Brown 1||21/10/2020 11:40:04|
|538 forum posts|
Can't answer your specific question but "Model Engineer's Handbook" by Tubal Cain has a useful section on designing for O-rings, plus lots of other information on a wide range of topics of general use to the model engineer. Might be worth buying.
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I used the Model Engineeer Handbook for the O rings on my flash steamer and found Tubal Cain sizes work well.
As now on with a large flash steamer have found on the web plenty of O ring dimension articles to help my project.
On the model doing a water pressure test it was about four thousand pounds on my generator a pump 0.25" silicone O ring extruded maybe not designed for that pressure or too mch pump piston clearance.
You try to learn through cock ups not to do it again.
|Alan Johnson 7||21/10/2020 12:30:58|
|94 forum posts|
Thanks Les, you are on the mark! That was the article!
Thanks also to Clive and Windy as I didn't know about that source of information. I shall get a copy and learn.
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